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This Friday, I step into the Tiger’s Den of the Capital Tiger Bay Club

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Once upon a time, appearing at the Capital Tiger Bay Club meant you were going to get skewered. With leaders like Lee Hinkle and Scott Dailey ready — and more than able — to toy with you the way a cat plays with a half-dead mouse, entering into the Tiger’s Den was not for the faint of heart. In full disclosure, I have not attended a Capital Tiger Bay event in years, but I am told this is a kinder,…

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Donald Trump, brash New Yorker, picks up Southern campaign

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Donald Trump is a brash New Yorker who knows the path to the Republican presidential nomination runs through a swath of Southern states where residents pride themselves on graciousness and gentility. He leads many state polls in the region just as he does nationally. In the last few weeks he’s hired staff members in Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia to go along with staff in South Carolina, which hosts the South’s first primary. “It’s almost like we’re running…

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This fall, Jeb Bush bridges two great American institutions: politics and football

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As fall arrives, so does two all-American traditions — football and politics. And with the 2016 presidential race in full swing, candidates are beginning to stake ground in both fields. On Saturday, Republican candidate Jeb Bush takes his White House ambitions to Athens, Georgia for the game between the Carolina Gamecocks and the Georgia Bulldogs. Bush will attend a tailgate party hosted by college Republicans from the University of Georgia. The Gamecocks, underdogs at 1-1, have the added benefit of…

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